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Rosemary Rich

Going to university as a mature student – why I did it

I can’t pretend that I didn’t feel a bit uncertain the day I went back to university as a mature student. I’d given up my job in a charity, which was a comfortable and worthwhile role, to embark on a PhD in History. Was I mad to take such a leap of faith? Writing three…

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What is Early Clearing? Top 5 Questions

I’m Charlotte, an English Literature and Creative Writing student who went through Early Clearing and in this blog I’ll answer questions about it and will speak about my experience applying to the University of Brighton in my video.   What is Early Clearing? Early Clearing is when you apply through Clearing before results day. I…

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I chose Brighton so that I could develop my craft!

Visiting an open day for 3D Design and Craft and attending my interview gave me an insight as into what studying would be like. When meeting the tutors for the first time they showed an interest in who I was which was very welcoming and settling. I was also shown the different workshops that I would be working…

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I chose Brighton for the integrated foundation year!

I chose Brighton as it offered me a route into higher education with the course I wanted to pursue.  My A-level results were not great and as a result I didn’t get into university the first time to study sports science. I spent the next couple of months looking at all my options. My mum came up with a list of the top ten jobs that…

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I chose Brighton because of the placement opportunities!    

Education BA focuses on so much more than just teaching. It introduces many career opportunities for students to consider like careers advisor, counsellor, play therapist, special educational needs coordinator (SENCO), community education officer and criminal rehabilitation. I have also been fascinated by the different age ranges that the course focuses on. Instead of having to choose either primary or secondary education, I have…

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I chose Brighton because of the students!

When describing Brighton, I would say it’s vibrant, cosmopolitan and a tourist hub! I believe what makes it so unique is the diversity of students living here. There are thousands of students from all over the world. I enjoy hanging out with classmates and friends whether it is during the daytime enjoying the sun, running…

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Does university really help your career?

I’ve always heard mixed opinions about whether or not university prepares you for work life. I had always questioned whether it was better to gain work experience or complete a degree. Could education really prepare me for a career? Clearly, I opted to get my degree, but it wasn’t an easy decision. In this blog piece, I’m going to…

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Why I chose to study sport and exercise science (SES)

Joining the SES course back in 2019 was a last-minute decision when I was not accepted onto the Physiotherapy BSc degree. I was advised by the University of Brighton to study years two and three of an SES degree, that would give me the eligibility I needed to study physiotherapy. After completing one year of…

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